Leadership Chart

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Basic Need

Provided
(Owner fulfills
at own initiative
and schedule)

Entitled
(Dog fulfills
due to free access
and by soliciting)

Unprovided
(No predictable
fulfillment of
basic needs)

Affection

Will be effective for building a solid relationship, training, and prevention of behavior problems.Will devalue affection as a reward in training and result in demanding behavior, increased risk of separation anxiety, overprotective of owner, aggression when "not in the mood" to be pet, aggression when reprimanded by owner, and stubbornness in complying with commandsCan lead to detachment from owner, lack of motivation and roaming.

Play/Work

Will be effective for building a solid relationship, training, and prevention of behavior problems.Will devalue toys/play as rewards in training, and can lead to demanding behavior, possessiveness, "stealing" human belongings, guarding of areas where toys are kept, and stubbornness in response to commands.Can lead to destructive behavior, resource guarding of objects, pestering geriatric or unwilling dogs, chasing cats, own tail, cars, or anything inappropriate, leash biting, mouthing, and many other potential inappropriate outlets.

Food

Will be effective for building a solid relationship, training, and prevention of behavior problems.Can lead to resource guarding of food and surrounding area, picky eating, obesity, destructive chewing, and will devalue treats as training rewards.Can lead to destructive chewing, roaming, malnutrition, and resource guarding.

Resting Places

Will be effective for building a solid relationship, training, and prevention of behavior problems.Can lead to marking behavior, increased risk of separation anxiety, aggressive behavior toward human "competitors" that go near resting places, aggression toward humans that go on resting place, and aggression toward humans that try to remove dog from resting place.Can lead to marking behavior, resource guarding, and aggressive behavior.

Outdoor Access

Will be effective for building a solid relationship, training, and prevention of behavior problems.Can lead to demanding behavior, accidents when no one is home, marking behavior, and stubbornness in response to commands.Can lead to marking behavior, accidents when owner is home, and accidents when no one is home.

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